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What's causing the antibiotic development stagnation?

Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are appearing in headlines more often as time goes by, along with the escalating need for new antibiotics to treat these bacteria. Yet only two new antibiotic treatments have been approved and released onto the market since 2008. There are...

source: By Lauren Swan
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Contract Packaging Resources, a drug repackaging company, is voluntarily recalling 11,640 boxes of Assured™ brand Naproxen Sodium tablets because some cartons actually contain bottles of Ibuprofen, a different pain reliever. The Ibuprofen bottles were placed in the...

source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Roughly 90 percent of uninsured Americans are unaware of the open-enrollment period that begins Nov. 15, according to new polling data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The findings highlight the challenges in the upcoming sign-up period. The general public remains largely...

source: Modern Healthcare

Insurers play a huge role in the financial lives of most physicians, so Medscape conducted an online survey from July 9 through Sept. 21, 2014, of more than 6,300 physicians across 25 specialties. The survey asked participating physicians...

source: Medscape

Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Vaccine VSV-ZEBOV is in an early phase trial to evaluate safety and its ability to generate an immune system response...

source: National Institutes of Health

In an ongoing Ebola feature, Dr. William Gluckman was quoted in the Boston Globe informing urgent care centers to be vigilant, and refer patients to the emergency department if they show prominent symptoms of Ebola. The story covers various Ebola scares at universities and...

source: The Boston Globe

The CDC reported that individuals traveling from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be actively monitored for Ebola symptoms for 21 days after they enter the U.S. State health departments are charged with the responsibility of enforcing the monitoring program. The initiative...

source: Modern Healthcare


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